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July 28, 2014

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July 18, 2014

Medicaid: Wide Variations Among States Continue

The Medicaid program, which is managed by the states with federal funding, has always had a wide variation of coverage. Various demographic and political factors have set the different state programs apart. The Government Accountability Office this week released a review of Medicaid enrollee spending differences between the states.

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July 17, 2014

Report Wonders: Where is the Patient Deluge?

One of the most widely accepted expectations of both proponents and opponents of the 2010 health care law was that health care utilization rates would increase as newly insured persons sought treatment options. However, a report this week from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Athena Health Research does not show a deluge in new patients.

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July 16, 2014

Today’s Spotlight: Premium Subsidy Verification

A House Energy and Commerce panel today examines the income verification process for health plan premium subsidies.  Problems with the verification system became apparent in news reports published in May and the committee is mulling recent reports from the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general on problems with early planning and insufficient controls on the troubled subsidy verification process. Full story

July 11, 2014

Surveys Cite Drops in Uninsurance Rates

Recent new enrollment in health care overhaul law’s insurance exchanges, particularly an expanded Medicaid program, has lowered the number of uninsured persons, reports a new Commonwealth Fund survey.

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July 10, 2014

$100 Million in Grants for Health Centers Serves as a Reminder That Authorization Runs Out

The agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services are prolific in offering health care funding and research grant opportunities. In the wake of additional batch of health center teaching grants earlier this week, HHS on Tuesday announced $100 million in funding for 150 new health center sites.

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